Another far-left, Obama-appointed judge is doing his best to harm the nation.
Here’s the scoop, via The Hill:
A federal judge in New York on Tuesday signed an order permanently blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, days after President Trump gave up on his efforts to get such a question on next year’s census.
The order, signed by Judge Jesse Furman, was jointly drafted by the parties opposing the citizenship question.
It stops administration officials “from including a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census questionnaire; from delaying the process of printing the 2020 decennial census questionnaire after June 30, 2019 for the purpose of including a citizenship question; and from asking persons about citizenship status on the 2020 census questionnaire or otherwise asking a citizenship question as part of the 2020 decennial census.”
The order also states that Furman, an Obama appointee, will be able to enforce the order “until the 2020 census results are processed and sent to the President by December 31, 2020.”
The parties in the case, including the state of New York and the American Civil Liberties Union, told Furman in a letter filed earlier Tuesday that they had written the proposed order and that the Justice Department “does not oppose” the judge signing it.
The letter points to an executive order issued by Trump last week that directs federal agencies to provide records relating to citizenship to the Commerce Department, after determining there was “no practical mechanism for including the [citizenship] question on the 2020 decennial census.”
When Barack dropped the citizenship question from the 2010 census, he was the first president to ever do so.
Kind of says something, doesn’t it?
With all the back and forth regarding the question on the 2020 census, Attorney General Bill Barr just dropped a bomb.
From Post and Courier:
In a visit to South Carolina on Monday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said the Trump administration will present a legal work-around that will allow a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 Census.
Speaking to reporters after a scheduled stop at a federal prison, Barr said, “I think, over the next day or two, you’ll see what approach we’re taking and I think it does provide a pathway for getting the question on the census.”
He did not provide details in his brief remarks.
Barr also expressed little concern for the pending testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller to federal lawmakers next week on his investigation into U.S. election interference by the Russian government.
With Mueller scheduled to testify before two House committees July 17, Barr said he was “disappointed to see him subpoenaed,” after special counsel had expressed reluctance to testify.
Barr said he doesn’t think the testimony serves a purpose after Mueller said he would stick to the content of his original report.